A website set up to promote Beeston has been donated to a local community group.
Nottingham Express Transit concessionaire, Tramlink Nottingham, had stepped in to ensure the letsgotobeeston.co.uk
website didn’t become redundant following the closure of the Beeston Business Improvement District in 2015.
The popular site, along with its associated Facebook and Twitter accounts, is now being given to Beeston Community Resource, a charitable organisation which aims to promote social inclusion, health and wellbeing.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, Tramlink’s Marketing Manager, explained: “We’ve enjoyed maintaining the site for the past two years but when Community Resource approached us, we felt the time was right for it to be managed once again by a Beeston-based organisation.
“The site is a great resource and we’re handing it over to a fantastic organisation that will ensure it continues to attract visitors and promote the local area.
“We’ve always been committed to supporting Beeston as a destination in its own right and we continue to back a number of local community groups and events in the town.”
The website was relaunched with a special ceremony at the Middle Street Resource Centre attended by MP for Broxtowe, Anna Soubry, along with members of the local community.
Managed by volunteers, the site will continue to be used to promote the town centre with a comprehensive business directory. Plans are also in place for it to be expanded to publicise services that are beneficial to the local community.
Karen Medd, a Trustee of Beeston Community Resource, said: “We’re most grateful to Tramlink for handing over what will be an invaluable resource, not just for our organisation, but the local area as a whole.
“It’s a work in progress but we look forward to seeing what we can achieve with this website along with its associated social media channels. We welcome any suggestions we may receive as to what people might like to see that is consistent with our aims and objectives of benefitting the health and wellbeing of the community."